South African Airways (SAA) has announced a codeshare and frequent flyer agreement with Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aéreas (GOL), effective from July 5.

The agreement will enable SAA to add its code on flights operated by GOL in Brazilian cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Curitiba and Porto Alegre, which will allow easy connections on flights of both carriers.

Additionally, the frequent flyer programme agreement will allow members of each airline’s programmes, Voyager from SAA and Smiles from GOL, to accrue and redeem miles. Customers from Smiles can accrue and redeem miles on flights operated by SAA to Africa, Asia and Australia, and Voyager members can accrue and redeem Voyager miles on flights operated by GOL.